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by 415 · about 12 hours ago

Hello, I'm trying to get more data points about possible adaptations to high fat diets. I know about Peter Attia's numbers ( http://youtu.be/NqwvcrA7oe8?t=33m23s ) and I thought that's the best case probably. But today, I've found this... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hey all, I am a triathlete and wondering about wether bp coffee (e.g. coffee with butter + coconut oil) is sufficient as a pre-workout "snack" to prevent katabolism when doing Intermittent Fasting? I am not aiming for the long distance but my... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 08, 2013 at 3:41 PM

No, my opinion is that it's definitely not enough to prevent muscle catabolism. Fasted exercise is a fantastic tool for people that are trying to lose weight, as well as being handy for general fitness - where you'd wake up, work out, and then... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Hi, i have recently started paleo and i am very pleased with it so far, mostly because i have high energy all the time, going out on nights after biking and working when usually i was just tired even if i didn't do anything that day,my friends... (more)

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CD 0 · April 01, 2013 at 3:46 PM

All you need is three workouts per week -- a tempo run, a track workout (or sprint), and a long run (for 6k a long run would be 8k - 15k depending on how much you enjoy running). Beyond that cross training/ easy runs/ rest will be sufficient. ... (more)

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by 1495 · about 12 hours ago

Hi all, I'm having trouble with recovery post exercise (ever since a bad injury almost a year ago). Been really cautious about what I eat after, not overdoing it, taking lots of rest. I'm down to 2-3 days of weight training (about 30 minutes of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · February 02, 2013 at 1:50 PM

The idea behind fasted training is to provide several benefits: a) If you fast long enough you start autophagy which cleans up the dead and broken proteins inside your cells, and it also signals the immune system to start cleaning up viruses and... (more)

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by 5775 · about 12 hours ago

I was recently listening to episode 1092 of Super Human Radio and they had NASA research scientist Per Tesch on the show discussing this. In summary, he claimed their results showed better results in training a muscle group for strength or... (more)

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David_Marino 0 · January 14, 2013 at 3:35 AM

My experience is anecdotal, but I know a lot of pro and olympic athletes would back it up. When training for strength increases if you do any near intense cardio with the same muscle groups for 20-30 minutes prior to intense strength sets it is... (more)

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by 85 · about 13 hours ago

Hey everyone, I started my Paleo journey about 2 weeks ago and I am smack in the middle of the carb flu with all the classic symptoms ( low energy, terrible sleep, night sweats, head fog etc...) This Saturday I have a 9 mile mud/obstacle run.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Simple...eat some carbs. Eat some sweet potatoes, fruit, butternut squash, maybe even rice. You probably don't need all of those, or a huge amount of carbs, but the night before and the day of, eat 150-200g of carbs. Should cure your ills, and... (more)

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by 5828 · about 13 hours ago

Mark Sisson just dropped this teaser at his blog. As much as I???m not a fan of Chronic Cardio, I understand that a lot of people are interested in pursuing endurance events. I get it. I used to be one of them. More and more, now, I???m... (more)

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Anthony_Pierre 0 · June 22, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I run like 15 miles a week. 15 miles at a time. The rest of the time i do xfit type workouts (5x a week)

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by 50 · about 13 hours ago

All, I am going to go for my first full marathon ever this weekend. Being a paleo for the last 2 years, I have been thinking of doing an experiment on myself during my run: I want to go marathon in a fasted state, hoping that I can tap into fat... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I wouldn't skip breakfast. At the very least eat a big protein and fat (especially coconut oil) breakfast. More likely I'd go for that plus a couple of mashed sweet potatoes with a ton of butter. If you're fat adapted you should have no problem... (more)

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by 3690 · about 13 hours ago

Hey all, I've signed up for the September Lake Tahoe Tough Mudder event, and just started seriously training for it, meaning not doing random "play" workouts that I usually do. I'm fishing for some training recommendations. I ran 3.2 miles... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · June 09, 2012 at 6:57 PM

I'm actually working on an article about "Adventure Race" training (tough mudder, spartan race, etc.) so this topic has been on my mind. (Note: A few weeks ago I did a 6.5 mile mud run with about two dozen significant obstacles and was able to... (more)

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by 340 · about 13 hours ago

Looks like the mainstream media is finally turning with regard to extreme endurance events like marathons, triathlons, and distance training. Here, the UK Mail reports on the "hormetic" aspect of endurance exercises and training: Physical... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

I've started Paleo for Athletes 3 days ago. I felt really lousy on the 2nd day and went out for a 25 mile ride anyway. I felt weak and wobbly but still rode an exceptable time. I felt much better today but didn't ride as it's my rest day. This... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

You definitely need to give yourself some time get fat-adapted. My first two-three weeks of paelo were really crappy. I had no energy in workouts (I should have taken those weeks off, but I didn't know then). Even simple warm-ups got me crazy... (more)

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by 323 · about 13 hours ago

Hello all, I am looking for a protein bar that is ideal for refuelling after long distance endurance events; it needs to be rich in branch chain amino acids and moderate to high GI carbohydrates. Paleo friendly would be a plus but isn't... (more)

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Paleo_Designer 0 · February 07, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Does it have to be in one bar? I would think Lara Bars would give you the carbs you need and jerky would give you the protein you need. Or you could make your own pemmican bars (which sound like a lot of work for something that doesn't seem too... (more)

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by 160 · about 13 hours ago

As as endurance athlete, I eat a lot of sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin, and other squashes. Recently I've been told that I'm looking "orange"- like I fake tan look to me. Is this from eating a lot of orange foods? Or is this in... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · January 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM

this is totally possible and well documented. Called carotenemia, it is usually associated with carrots but sweet potatoes and squashes also contain plenty of the orange/yellow-creating pigment beta-carotene. ... (more)

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by 323 · about 13 hours ago

Hello all. Through one route or another I have heard within the Paleo community that long duration moderate intensity endurance exercises such as running marathons are bad for your long term health due to the high levels of oxidative stress put... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · January 09, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I would refer you to Dr. Kurt Harris and Mark Sisson for really excellent articles on this topic: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/p-nu/201103/cardio-may-cause-heart-disease-part-i ... (more)

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by 15226 · about 13 hours ago

Considering thiamin's role in reducing the buildup of lactic acid, wouldn't this be a no-brainer supplement for athletes to improve performance and/or recovery? Is it commonly used and I've just missed the boat so... (more)

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sam_acw 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Another odd supplement can be baking soda - it's meant to reduce lactic acid buildup. http://www.livestrong.com/article/408081-recommended-dose-of-sodium-bicarbonate-for-alkalizing-lactic-acid-when-exercising/ (more)

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by 221 · about 13 hours ago

Does anyone know the average blood pressure of ultra endurance athletes? Someone like Scott Jurek, Killian Jornet, or even Lance Armstrong? I had my blood pressure taken today during a dental exam and Was able to check the records for a... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:17 AM

I don't have access to the full paper, but this may be helpful... https://www.thieme-connect.com/ejournals/abstract/sportsmed/doi/10.1055/s-2007-972828 (more)

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by 691 · about 13 hours ago

Is any anyone taking Ginseng for increasing energy and endurance?

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Nourished_Girl 0 · November 01, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I used to take ginseng for energy :) Too much would make me really hyper though. Our family friend , who is from Malaysia (well, she's Chinese-Malaysian) used to say it was really good for medicinal purposes and would always try to buy a lot to... (more)

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by 1173 · about 13 hours ago

SO I have been paleo for a while, I think I finaly have figured out what works for me(VLC). On an average day I don't exceed 50g of carbs, Fat usually takes up 60% of my caloric intake. I do some bodyweight excersises, a couple times a week, as... (more)

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Sean_5 0 · September 13, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I run ultra marathons and do adventure races (though sadly not as many of the latter recently!). I still eat some non-paleo foods in some situations as I've found certain things just work better for me. In training, if I'm not practicing race... (more)

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by 1373 · about 13 hours ago

This is more of a general question about marathon training, but I'd like to hear from the paleo community about it: Can a very fit, but over-running-injury-prone person get away with 5-6 crosstraining sessions and one long run per week and train... (more)

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Masochist 0 · September 04, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Pre-attempting paleo, I was a chronic endurance runner for a decade, a high-weight 60+ miles a week guy with no strength training and a crappy diet. I don't mean typical endurance athlete diet that's horrifying-to-paleos, I mean Hohos and Taco... (more)

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by 1281 · about 13 hours ago

Hey folks! Would be great if you could help with a friend's issue A friend of mine went paleo 6 months ago and has been doing crossfit-like exercising. She is not at a crossfit gym (lives in Germany; there are only very few, unfortunately).... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · August 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Now she was at a new (normal)gym, got a check-up etc. And her body fat percentage appears to be 32! It is likely to be incorrect. Body fat scales have their problems. Her body looks really good, athletic,strong and fit! If she... (more)

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by 323 · about 14 hours ago

Okay guys and girls I'll put it to you. I'm sort of planning to do a marathon later this year and I'm looking at the best way to fuel myself and as I eat quite a strict Paleo diet, I'm obviously starting here. Here's the thing, I understand Carb... (more)

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Nick_Kinsella 0 · May 06, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Thank you all very much for sharing your experiences and thoughts on this "Idea" of mine. Special thanks to Bobby D and Caveman Greg. Taking some of the snippets of information that you've all left here and running with it + Doing a lot of... (more)

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by 40 · about 14 hours ago

Is the recommendation to consume a bunch of animal fat the night before? I'm relatively new to Paleo (6wks). Bring a bunch of nuts & seeds with you?

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luckybastard 0 · February 26, 2011 at 2:00 AM

loading up on white potatoes, sweet potatoes or some other glucose=rich tuber

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by 80 · about 14 hours ago

I'm an endurance athlete focusing on 100+ mile and 24 hr races. So I end up biking up to 20 hrs per week. As a result, my carb intake needs to be pretty high - typically 300+ g per day on the average. Believe it or not, this is considered low... (more)

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livebigger 0 · January 21, 2011 at 6:47 PM

The FODMAP diet, which is for people with fructose malapsorbtion, recommends the following fruits and veggies- all which are lower in fructose than glucose- Ripe bananas Blackberries Blueberries Raw... (more)

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by 260 · about 14 hours ago

I'm interested in participating in a 30 km cross-country run which will be held in a few months. I think that I'm in a good enough shape to do that with some training. Do you have any recommendations on how I should train and what kind of foods... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · August 12, 2010 at 7:21 PM

My answer to this question is here and here. I suggest training "primal." Do a few sprint days each week and one long run each week. You need rest in-between each of those days and so limit your HIITS and STRENGTH training. Make your long runs... (more)

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by 353 · about 14 hours ago

Is there a link between decreased sex drive and endurance training? If there is a link, is the decreased sex drive due to increased cortisol levels from training or something else? Several months ago (while a vegetarian) I noticed a significant... (more)

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grace 0 · August 02, 2010 at 3:21 AM

J-- Stress and fertility are intimately tied pun intended. Going paleo and/or lower carb can be 'stressful..' unfortunately. If you followed strict panu, the carbs may have been too low combined with the lack of keto-adaptation which dpending... (more)

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